TCU Horned Frogs vs Texas A&M Aggies Prediction, 12/12/2020 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: TCU Horned Frogs vs Texas A&M Aggies
Date: Saturday, December 12, 2020
Location: Dickies Arena in Fort Worth, TX
Odds/Point Spread: TCU (-2)
The Texas A&M Aggies (3-0) host the TCU Horned Frogs (4-2) at Dickies Arena on Saturday. Texas A&M opens this game as 2-point underdogs. The O/U is set at 129.5.
TCU will play this contest with a mark of 4-2 on the campaign. The Horned Frogs are hitting 33.1% on 3-pointers (45 of 136) and 64.7% from the charity stripe. They have an average of 69.5 points per outing (211th in college basketball) while hitting 45.1% from the floor. They turn it over 12.2 times per contest and as a team they commit 15.0 fouls on a nightly basis. As a team, TCU is snagging 36.0 rebounds per contest and has tallied 85 dimes for the season, which ranks 42nd in the country in terms of passing the ball. Defensively, the Horned Frogs are forcing 10.7 turnovers per contest while drawing 14.0 personal fouls. They are surrendering 27.4% on shots from beyond the perimeter and they are ranked 97th in college basketball in PPG allowed (65.2). The Horned Frogs are giving up a shooting percentage of 43.8% (152 of 347) and they surrender 32.0 rebounds per contest as a basketball team. They are ranked 292nd in college basketball in allowing assists with 86 surrendered for the campaign.
The TCU Horned Frogs played the Providence Friars and ended up losing by a score of 79-70 in their last contest. TCU ended the game with a 60.0% field goal percentage (27 out of 45) and knocked down 6 out of their 14 three-point attempts. From the free throw line, the Horned Frogs converted 10 of their 14 attempts for a percentage of 71.4%. Concerning rebounding, they collected 19 with 3 of them being on the offensive end. They also doled out 18 assists for the contest while getting 8 steals and 5 blocked shots. Pertaining to defense, TCU allowed the other team to go 60.0% from the field on 27 out of 45. Providence doled out 22 assists and 10 steals for this contest. Moreover, the Friars had 28 rebounds (14 offensive, 14 defensive) and earned 5 rejections. Providence ended up shooting 46.2% at the free throw line by burying 6 of 13 attempts. They also knocked down 7 of 16 attempts from distance.
RJ Nembhard is one player who saw a lot of court time for the matchup. He left the arena with 25 points on 11 of 17 shooting. He saw the court for 38 minutes played and also totaled 7 rebounds. Nembhard finished shooting 64.7% from the floor and dished out 7 dimes. Another guy that was a determining factor in the matchup for the Horned Frogs was Mike Miles. He collected 2 rebounds and also earned 2 assists. He ended up going 50.0% from the floor for the contest by hitting 7-of-14 (20 points). Overall, Miles played for 36 min.
Texas A&M has a record of 3-0 for the season. The Aggies commit 19.7 personal fouls per contest and they connect on 71.0% from the charity stripe. They are getting an assist 15.3 times per contest (104th in Division 1) and they lose possession via turnover 18.3 times per contest. Texas A&M has totaled 236 pts for the season (78.7 per contest) and they grab 37.7 boards per game. In terms of offensive execution, the Aggies are hitting on 47.7% from the field, which is ranked 110th in college hoops. The Aggies are ranked 57th in the country in points allowed per contest with 62.3. They are able to force 20.7 TO's per game and have let teams shoot 40.9% from the floor (126th in the nation). The Texas A&M defense allows 32.8% on shots from beyond the arc (22 of 67) and their opponents are converting on 60.3% of their shots from the free throw line. They surrender 16.0 assists and 29.0 total boards per game, which is ranked 262nd and 20th in the country.
The last time they took the court, the Texas A&M Aggies walked away with a victory by a final of 81-68 against the UTRGV Vaqueros. The Aggies were able to collect 31 defensive boards and 9 offensive rebounds totaling 40 for the matchup. They also rejected 2 attempts while recording 9 steals in the matchup. The Vaqueros were called for 25 fouls for this game which took the Aggies to the charity stripe for a total of 33 tries. They were able to convert 21 of the free throw attempts for a rate of 63.6%. Pertaining to 3-pointers, Texas A&M converted 8 out of their 19 tries (42.1%). Overall, the Aggies ended up going 26 for 48 from the field which gave them a shooting percentage of 54.2%. The Aggies permitted the Vaqueros to convert 21 of their 60 tries from the floor which had them shooting 35.0% for this contest. They shot 30.0% from downtown by going 9 of 30 and ended up going 17 of 28 at the charity stripe (60.7%). Regarding rebounding, Texas A&M allowed UT Rio Grande to grab 27 overall (11 offensive).
Andre Gordon ended up seeing a lot of time on the hardwood for the Aggies in this game. He made 8 out of 11 in the matchup for a field goal rate of 72.7%, which gave him 18 points. Gordon grabbed 4 boards in his 35 minutes and accumulated 5 assists in the matchup. Someone else who came through for Texas A&M was Savion Flagg. He scored 7 points in his 23 minutes on the court via 2 of 6 from the floor in the matchup. Flagg finished going 33.3% from the floor while also earning 7 assists and 4 total rebounds.
Who will win tonight's college basketball game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take TCU (-2)
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